Whoever decided it was going to be in July, the hottest month of the year, makes me want to say not nice words. :P
I really enjoy it (except for the getting up early part and the fact that it's, like, 100 degrees outside). I get up in the morning (usually around 7:00) and shove a bowl of cereal in my mouth. I throw my running clothes on and get ready, and then I go to Maine South. When it starts, we do stretches and exercises, and do a lap around the big field. Then we grab our water bottles, and we cross the street into the forest.
This is the fun part, for me. I like the forest. I never went in there before this, other than the occasional family picnic (which doesn't really count as being in the forest). When we get across the street, there's a little path that leads to a big clearing next to a parking lot. I kind of like the little path, and how there's logs and branches across it. We put our water bottles down by the parking lot, and start running.
There are different groups. Some kids run 1 and 1/2 miles, some kids run 2 miles, some kids run 3, 4, or even 8 miles. The camp includes 7th graders to seniors. A couple friends and I (hi Emily! :D) run 2 miles. The trail is cool (as in awesomeness and temperature), and I like looking into the forest. I like how the camp is kind of more suited to me, because I can run however many miles I want, and it's not like we all have to stay in one big pack.
I like running. I like to talk to my friends, so when I talk to my friends while I'm running, I feel like I'm doing something good. I don't want to become a couch potato this summer. I don't know about anyone else, but doing exercises like running in place or doing high knees just bores me to tears. I like running, because I can look around and I can get someplace. I won't just stare at the same surroundings as i lift weights or do sit-ups.
Another thing that I can say for sure about cross country is that it makes me HUNGRY